Who We Are
Opening mouths, minds, and hearts.
The mission of the Department of Dental Hygiene is to create
an environment that encourages excellence and growth.
- Students will successfully meet the competencies
and values as outlined in the Dental Hygiene Student Competencies to become
competent oral health care providers using health promotion/disease prevention
- Students will be able to formulate comprehensive
oral hygiene care plans that are patient-centered and based on current
scientific evidence and evaluate the effectiveness of services provided.
- Students will be able to employ professional
judgment and critical thinking skills to identify, assess, analyze and
creatively address situations in a safe, ethical and legal manner.
- Student will be able to demonstrate effective
interpersonal skills through actions, oral and written communication, and
working with diverse populations.
- Students will demonstrate leadership skills and
provide service to the community through health promotion activities and
- Students will be able to demonstrate
self-responsibility for professional growth and optimum patient care.
We also value transparency—if you have an issue with our
program, please contact us so we can help resolve it. If you believe we are not
in compliance with the commission’s standards or accreditation procedures, you
may also lodge a complaint against the program with the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation.